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Trump's lawyer sues Buzzfeed and research firm over Russia dossier  Trump lawyer sues research firm and Buzzfeed over Russia dossier
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  Lawyer takes action over 'Steele dossier' as more data emerges on its provenance and accuracy
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<strong>President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/us/politics/michael-cohen-russia-dossier-buzzfeed.html">filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday in federal court against Fusion GPS, the research firm behind last year's controversial dossier that alleged Russian ties to the Trump campaign. </a> The dossier portrayed Cohen as a central figure in what it described as a conspiracy.</strong>  <strong>President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/us/politics/michael-cohen-russia-dossier-buzzfeed.html">filed a defamation lawsuit</a> against Fusion GPS, the research firm behind the controversial dossier prepared by a former British spy which suggested Russia had potentially compromising information on Trump and which alluded to possible collusion between his campaign and Moscow.</strong>
<strong>In a separate lawsuit, Cohen is also suing Buzzfeed, which originally published the dossier.</strong>  
  The dossier portrayed Cohen as a central figure in what it portrayed as a possible conspiracy. In a separate lawsuit, Cohen is also suing Buzzfeed, which <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/these-reports-allege-trump-has-deep-ties-to-russia?utm_term=.htQmRXBP#.woYQKXrP">published the dossier in full</a> exactly a year ago after it had been widely circulated among journalists and politicians in Washington.
https://twitter.com/MichaelCohen212/status/950900224087724037 https://twitter.com/MichaelCohen212/status/950900224087724037
  In other key developments on the dossier, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Counsel_investigation_(2017%E2%80%93present)">seen as central to the investigation</a> into possible collusion led by special investigator Robert Mueller:
In a New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/opinion/im-proud-we-published-the-trump-russia-dossier.html?_r=0">opinion piece</a> Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith outlined why he believes the publishing of the dossier was in the public interest.   <li><em>Buzzfeed</em> editor-in-chief Ben Smith used a New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/opinion/im-proud-we-published-the-trump-russia-dossier.html?_r=0">opinion column</a> to defend his decisoon -- a -- exactly a year ago to publish the Steele dossier in the public interest.</li>
   <li>Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, took the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/feinstein-releases-testimony-of-glenn-simpson-whose-research-firm-fusion-gps-was-behind-trump-dossier/2018/01/09/15da150a-f562-11e7-beb6-c8d48830c54d_story.html?utm_term=.710f4c744e8e">highly unusual step</a> <em>(Washington Post)</em> to publish in full <a href="http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/politics/read-the-full-transcript-of-glenn-simpsons-senate-testimony/2700/">the testimony</a> of the founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn R. Simpson, in which he defended its provenance, the skills of former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele and his motives.</li>
   <li>Earlier, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley had taken the equally unusual step of <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senior-republican-refers-trump-dossier-author-for-possible-charges/2018/01/05/ead4585e-f0af-11e7-b390-a36dc3fa2842_story.html?tid=a_mcntx&amp;utm_term=.f7f90b366a56">seeking a criminal investigation of Steele</a>, alleging he had lied to the FBI over his contacts with the news media about the dossier.</li>
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Elections, Politics, United States  Politics, Russia, United States
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